January 21, 2013

Los Pericos - Pampas Reggae (re-visit)

Back when I started blogging I made a few mistakes on some embarrassing posts that I wish I could re-do. That's what I'm doing now. Today I'll be fixing a post on Runaway, a track by an Argentine Reggae band.

The problem with the post was it focused too much on one track and extremely little on why the rest of the album is worthwhile. Runaway is still a decent track to define the album, but it's also the most commercial.

Give a more all-around average track a listen.

As far as the tracks that didn't make giant radio waves throughout Latin America go, this is one of my favorites. It's a little dull at first, just completely average. What saves it is the Classic Rock influences peeking through to change the track up after a minute.

 If song lyrics mean much to you, the title of the song Agradezco Que Respiro means I'm Thankful I Breathe. It shows the nature of the track off well, and come on, it can't get more Reggae than that without being full on Christian Rock.

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This one's from back in the 90's, before they added 'Los' to their band name, and when even though they were popular, were much less commercial than they are today. It's a good album.

 Not for the average listener, but anyone with a talented Reggae library will see why the album and the band are worth it. Otherwise, without knowing Spanish, the album would be pretty bland.

Give it a listen if you're interested. They're Reggae based but the Ska and Rock feel make the album much more attractive. Again, not for just any Reggae listener, but if you know what's what it should be an interesting listen.

6 comments:

  1. I really love this man. Your blog has made me discover that I really like the vibes of Reggae and Ska music and this is no different. I don't know about you making a mistake but regardless if it was one I'm glad that you did so you could correct it with this.

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  2. It was alright. I don't know. I've been exposed to a lot of reggae via your blog but I don't know if it'll ever be for me.

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    1. You're gonna need something with a lot more piano. It exists, you just have to come on when I post it.

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  3. I'm glad you did this re-visit. I really enjoyed listening to this. I'm no expert on reggae but I could hear a bit of ska from the 90's in this. Very cool and relaxing. Thanks for sharing it again.

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  4. Reggae is really starting to grow on me after following this blog for so long, and I think it's the depth, the variety, and the exposure that helps the most. The only reggae I'd ever been exposed to previously is the typical mainstream Reggae that (to me) sounds a lot alike and blends together, so it's nice to hear a rich variety. This isn't the best I've ever heard, but now that my ears are more trained, I can definitely appreciate what I'm hearing. So cheers to that.

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